News and Announcements

11th November, 2018

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Transferred)

From the Parish Priest's Desk

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As most of you are aware, we are in the midst of a very serious battle in Australia for the freedom of the Church, and of just liberty of expression and association. This “debate” is playing out principally in the education sector, but has even broader ramifications in our society. I intend to write more on this topic in the near future. If only the threats stopped at Church-State relations. Instead, it seems more and more that “freedom of religion” for those Catholics who believe and profess the Catholic Faith, and who dare to raise legitimate questions about the moral probity of some in authority, is under threat within the Church itself! One has to ask, how is it that revealed Truths of Faith and Morals can be called into doubt or even denied with impunity, by those calling themselves Catholic, while those who decline to accept a “party line” are marginalised?

Let us pray for the Church.

Fr Glen Tattersall PP

The following article is taken from OnePeterFive, a web site dedicated to the rebuilding the Catholic ethos. Marco Tosatti is a renowned Italian journalist and Vatican expert. He has been covering the Holy See since 1981.

Please note that there will be no EF Mass at the Cathedral this Wednesday (14th November).

November Masses: In November, the month of the Holy Souls, we especially pray for the Faithful departed. Above all, we have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for their eternal repose. For this purpose, November envelopes are now available in the vestibule. The minimum stipend for one November Mass (by Archdiocesan law) is $20. So, a $20 stipend provides for one November Mass, $40 for two, $60 for three Masses, and so on. Place the names of the deceased you wish to be remembered on the envelopes provided, and place them in either Sunday collection, together with your stipend. Those deceased souls thus enrolled will be remembered at all the November Masses.

Newman Fellowship for young adults – this Saturday, 17th November: the Newman Fellowship will next meet at 4 pm on Saturday, 17th November.

Newman Academy Information day – Saturday, 8th December, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm: parents are invited to learn more about a potential new school starting in 2020. The Newman Academy will combine classical education with sound religious formation that is faithful to Catholic teaching, and grounded in the traditional Roman liturgy. The day will begin with Solemn Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Following morning tea, parents can hear about the potential new school and ask questions, while their children participate in classroom activities with professional educators. The day will end with a BBQ lunch. To reserve your place, go to

Contributions requested for gifts to Br John Henry Nguyen & Anthony Ike: Br John Henry continues in his Oratorian Novitiate in Toronto, Canada. Anthony Ike is with his family in Nigeria, and is hoping to enter the Fraternity of St Peter’s American seminary in 2019. At the time of their respective departures from Caulfield, we indicated that we would like to make a gift of the traditional Roman Breviary to each of them. We have now purchased copies of the newly reprinted Breviary, and invite subscriptions to support these gifts. We need to raise $1,200 ($600 each). Please contact Fr Tattersall or the Secretary if you wish to contribute.

Cardinal Burke’s visit: Video footage of the confirmation ceremony with Cardinal Burke on 14th October will be available soon on USB thumb drive for $25. Please contact the Secretary for further information. Thanks again to all those who generously contributed to the costs of His Eminence’s visit. The visit is still running a deficit in excess of $5,000, so additional donations will still be gratefully received.

Fr Tattersall will be absent from Melbourne from 8th – 13th November. During that time he may still be reached by email and mobile phone.

Monastic retreat for men, 7th – 12th January, 2019: Fr Tattersall will lead a pilgrimage/retreat for men early in the new year. We plan to be based as close as possible to Notre Dame Priory, Colebrook, Tasmania, in order to attend the Masses and Offices of the monks. We will conclude on the feast day of the Priory, Our Lady of Cana (12th January). Accommodation for 10 men is available for approximately $300 per person for the week (including breakfast), at a guesthouse near Richmond (we will drive out to the monastery each day from there). Alternatively, it will be possible for those who wish to camp on the monastic grounds of Jerusalem Estate. Please contact Fr Tattersall for further details, or to register.

Notre Dame Priory is holding Retreats in Victoria in 2019! The venue is Pallotti College Retreat Centre, Millgrove. The Men’s 5 day retreat is being held from Monday 27th May, and the Women’s 3 day retreat the following week commencing Monday 3rd June. Further information can be obtained from the flyers in the vestibule, or from the Priory’s website or by email

The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman

Mass and Confession Times

11th November to 18th November

Date Mass Times Feast

Sunday (11th November)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm.
  • (Saturday 10th November – 5.00 pm at St Paul’s Kealba)
  • The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Transferred)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Saint Martin I, Pope, M)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Saint Didacus, Cf)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • No EF Mass at the Cathedral today
  • (Saint Josaphat, Bp, M)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Saint Albert the Great, Bp, Cf, D)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • (Saint Gertrude, V)


  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 5.00 pm (St Pauls, Kealba - Mass of Sunday obligation)
  • (Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bp, Cf)

    (18th November)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm
  • Next Mass at St Joseph’s, Iona – Sunday 2nd December
  • The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (transferred)

    Eucharistic Exposition: After 7.00am & 10.00am weekday & Saturday Mases

    Confessions: Saturday after each Mass; Sunday before and during each Mass; or after any Mass by request.

    The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman


    8th December - Solemn Mass of the Immaculate Conception & Newman Academy Information day

    16th December - Gaudete Sunday - First Holy Communions

    First Holy Communion, Gaudete Sunday, 2005